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The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and its experts Acclr – Business Services are on the front lines to better equip you with resources, solutions and services designed for businesses in order to face the crisis.

⮚ Consult the experts Acclr – Business Services of the Chamber, who are dedicated to offer you personalized support and remote services tailored for you, the entrepreneurs:

  1. ACCLR AND THE CHAMBER | Our advisors remain available to offer you a range of remote services.

  2. PERSONALIZED SUPPORT IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE | Our experts in international trade will help you, at a distance, to plan the resumption of your international business development.

  3. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE | Our advisors for entrepreneur support programs and our business intelligence specialists will answer all your questions.
⮚ Visit this COVID-19 news web page for the latest information on programs and resources for entrepreneurs from various levels of government, economic development organizations and some private sector actors.
  1. Webcasts
  2. Tools, services and other resources
  3. Programs and measures
  4. Virtual events
  5. Calls for proposals/applications

1. Webcasts

2. Tools, services and other resources

3. Programs and measures

Federal government

Provincial government

Regional and municipal governments

4. Virtual events

Consult our directory of contests and grants offered in virtual form.

Hop! The Summit on retail 2021
This virtual edition focuses on the revival of the retail sector in Québec and offers a program articulated around 3 main themes: the evolution of the business model, the workforce, sustainable development and the circular economy.
March 31 to June 23, 2021

On the road to international expansion with La Caravane Virtuelle – Tour for Québec video game entrepreneurs
The virtual tour will include training workshops, pitch coaching sessions, professional exchanges with international delegates and investors, export training, workshops on how to develop your communities through socio-financing, media relations and more.
April 26 to May 19, 2021

La grand-messe Montréal inc.
Attend this virtual gathering and meet the most innovative emerging start-ups in the city.
May 14, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

La grande tournée manufacturière virtuelle des chambres de commerce
(in French only)
Come and discuss the possible impacts and consequences of the new transitions to the COVID era on Québec manufacturing companies.
Montréal – May 14, 2021

Canadian Innovation Week
Come share and discover stories of extraordinary and everyday Canadian innovations.
May 17 to 21, 2021

Semaine de l'économie verte
(in French only)
Take part in this series of activities whose goal is to stimulate a green and prosperous recovery in Québec.
May 17 to 21, 2021

Intelligence artificielle : échanges entre le Mexique et le Québec
(in French only)
During these 3 virtual meetings, the Consulate General of Mexico in Montréal and its partners will inform you of the existing business opportunities between Mexican and Québec companies evolving in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector.
May 17, 26 and 27, 2021

Horizon Europe : nouveautés et occasions d’affaires pour les Québécois
(in French only)
Take advantage of this webinar to find out what's new in this, the most ambitious research and innovation program ever undertaken, as well as the opportunities for collaboration between Quebec organizations and the European Union.
May 18, 2021

Le Shack numérique : des idées pour faire évoluer votre entreprise
(in French only)
This virtual event offers you the opportunity to discuss with Québec experts and leaders who have succeeded in their digital transformation.
May 19, 2021

RECONVENE 2021: The Event for Event Creators
Attend this free virtual skills-sharing and networking summit on the future of events for independent event creators.
May 20 and 21, 2021

Regenerative Procurement
Sign up for this event that focuses on purchasing for economic, racial, and environmental equity.
May 26, 2021

Assises québécoises de l’économie circulaire
(in Frnch only)
This virtual edition will be an opportunity to join key players from all horizons to take action in order to implement the various strategies of this new sustainable economic model and to accelerate this shift towards innovation.
May 26 and 27, 2021

Assises du tourisme 2021 – Tous ensemble vers la relance
(in French only)
Participate in this virtual edition to update your knowledge and exchange ideas that will promote a strong and bold recovery in tourism activities.
May 27, 2021

Objective: Financing – A Special Event to Boost Your Growth
This virtual event combining a panel of financiers and 15-minute one-on-one virtual meetings with investors from different backgrounds (banking, government, venture capital) will enable you to move forward with all your financing needs in just one morning.
May 27, 2021, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Virtual Fintech Forum
This event offers thought leadership panels, sector roundtables, expert workshops, start-up showcases, networking and more.
May 27, 2021

ChangeNOW 2021
Take part in this 3-day online summit that puts the spotlight on the most concrete and innovative solutions to face the world’s biggest challenges.
May 27 to 29, 2021

Salon International de la Femme Noire – Phenomenal Woman
Participate in workshops and discussions with leaders and innovators.
May 28 to 30, 2021

Strategic Forum – Universities, CEGEPs, businesses: Working together for a strong, innovative and socially responsible economy
This virtual forum aims to strengthen collaboration and synergies between the higher education and business communities in order to address the challenges of labour shortage, training, research and innovation.
May 31, 2021, 7:30 a.m. to noon

(in French only)
Attend this event in a talk-show format hosted by Isabelle Racicot and featuring entrepreneurs who are aware of the importance of surrounding themselves with the right people to achieve success.
June 1, 2021

Movin'On Summit 2021
Join +5,000 renowned experts in this phygital summit broadcast worldwide whose goal is to implement concrete solutions to promote sustainable mobility with reduced impact.
June 1 to 4, 2021

RDV 2021 coopération + mutualité
(in French only)
Participate in Québec's largest gathering of cooperation and mutuality to exchange on new trends, social issues, innovations, growth perspectives and business development.
September 14 and 15, 2021

(in French only)
Participate in this virtual digital transformation summit.
September 27 to 30, 2021

Forum Afrique Expansion
Take part in business meetings with investors, business leaders, representatives and heads of government from some twenty African countries with innovative projects.
October 5 and 6, 2021

5. Calls for proposals/applications

2021 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit – Global Renaissance: Sustainability, inclusion and innovation for prosperity
Be one of Canada’s young entrepreneurs to represent our country virtually at the 2021 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit hosted by Italy on October 5-8, 2021 in Rome and Milan.
Registration deadline: May 17, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Réimaginer la rue commerçante – Concours d’idées en design urbain pour le réaménagement de la rue Notre-Dame, à Lachine
(in French only)
Submit an innovative proposal that will meet the following objectives:
  • Stimulate the commercial vitality of Notre-Dame Street
  • Create a strong identity that echoes the historic character of Vieux Lachine
  • Propose inclusive and user-friendly developments
  • Redevelop the street according to the principles of social, economic and environmental resilience
Virtual information session: May 10, 2021, 1:00 p. to 3:00 p.m. (Québec time)
Filing deadline: May 19, 2021

Subventions aux entreprises adaptées de la Montérégie et de l’Île-de-Montréal
(in French only)
You could receive financial support for your new adapted business or your new branch of an existing adapted business elsewhere in Québec.
Filing deadline: May 28, 2021

Appel de projets d’innovation en technologies quantiques : recherche industrielle en collaboration et soutien à l’entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Your Québec start-up or SME could obtain funding to carry out an innovation project resulting from research and development in the following fields: quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum materials, quantum metrology and detection.
Filing deadline: May 30, 2021, 4 p.m.

Building Back Better Program
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada offers funding ranging from USD$500 to USD$25,000 to organisations to carry out virtual programs that will strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Canada on women, economic development, entrepreneurship, and COVID-19.
Filing deadline: June 28, 2021

Plateforme de commande et de livraison
(in French only)
Your cooperative or NPO could obtain funding to set up a promotion, ordering and delivery platform for the Montréal restaurant community.
Filing deadline: June 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

Appui aux jeunes entreprises innovantes à fort potentiel de croissance – Primo-adoptants
(in French only)
You could receive funding to innovate through the early use of technologies created by young innovative companies with high growth potential (startups).
Filing deadlines: July 2, September 1 and November 1, 2021

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